2016 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of McIntosh
|Born||13 July 1990|
|Event(s)||100 metre, 200 metre and 400 metre|
McIntosh was born on 13 July 1990. In 2007, while riding a BMX bike on a family holiday in Coffs Harbour, he had an accident that left him a quadriplegic. Following his accident, he initially played wheelchair rugby. On 31 December 2011, on a dance floor, his neck was broken for a second time. He spent two weeks in hospital and three months doing rehabilitation before he was able to continue his athletics career. As of 2012[update], he lives in Drysdale, Victoria and designs T-shirts. His favorite pastimes are teasing his girlfriend, Q, and misplacing things in his room.
McIntosh switched from wheelchair rugby to athletics following a meeting with Kaye Colman, the mother of Richard Colman. He started competing in 2009. In 2010, he was coached by Mandi Cole. That year, he was able to purchase a racing wheelchair that fit him better. At the 2011 Australian National Titles, he earned a gold medal in the 100 metre event, and a silver medal in the 200 metre event.
In 2012, he participated in a national team training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport. He was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in athletics in the 100 m and 200 m events. He did not medal at the 2012 Games.
At the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London, England, he finished sixth in 100m T52 (18.69s (+0.4)) and ranked 12th in the Men's 400m T52. McIntosh was one of three Geelong Para Athletes, as well as Martin Jackson and Jemima Moore, to be selected for the Championships.
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